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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Sonja  Zeman
Institution: University of Munich
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Homepage: http://www.germanistik.uni-muenchen.de/personal/linguistik/mitarbeiter/zeman/index.html
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Philosophy of Language
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Specialty: tense, perspectivization & point of view, grammaticalization
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Selected Publications: Zeman, Sonja. 2012. More than ‘time’: The grammaticalization of the German tense system and the ‘frame of reference’ as a crucial interface between space and time. In Jaszczolt, Kasia / Filipović, Luna (eds.): Space and time in Languages and Cultures. Language diversity. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: Benjamins [Human Cognitive Processing; 36], 157-178.
Zeman, Sonja. 2010. Tempus und Mündlichkeit im Mittelhochdeutschen. Zur Interdependenz grammatischer Perspektivensetzung und „Historischer Mündlichkeit“ im mittelhochdeutschen Tempussystem. Berlin / New York: de Gruyter [= Studia Linguistica Germanica; 102].
Announced on LINGUIST :  Tempus und "Mündlichkeit" im Mittelhochdeutschen [Tense and Orality in Middle High German]
Reviewer of: Die doppelten Perfektbildungen im Deutschen (LL Issue 24.620)

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